i bought a three word call to action .com domain name via DropCatch.com at the end of 2017. I don’t think the domain name had much traffic shortly after acquiring it. All of a sudden, my domain name has been getting a considerable amount of traffic. I have also been getting phone calls and emails via the domain name inquiry form.
People who contacted me seemed to want to register or ask questions about their product. I could not understand why they were visiting my domain name, but a couple of people provided enough information that I was able to figure out what was happening.
From what I could tell, people bought a product and they were directed to register their product using a call to action domain name that is similar to my domain name. The first word has an “s” at the or of it, and my domain name is the singular without the “s.” People were confusing the product’s call to action domain name, which was registered several months ago, with my domain name.
Although my parked domain name has been getting traffic, it has not earned all that much revenue. Unfortunately, I probably paid more in calls to my toll free number than I earned in PPC revenue! I ended up taking down the phone number from the top of the PPC page because people assumed it was for them to register their product.
I am sure I could do more to monetize the domain name, but I am not super comfortable with things like zero click landing pages, email/lead capture, or other types of modernization beyond PPC.
It’s always interesting when something like this happens. I wish I would get fewer phone calls though!